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Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing and permanent. That is why they are often the most catastrophic types of injuries that a person can sustain. If you or someone you love suffered a spine injury due to the negligence of another person, business, or entity, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Martin Jean & Jackson, our Oklahoma City spine injury lawyers are ready to fight for you.

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What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function, sensation, or mobility. The spinal cord is a crucial part of the central nervous system and plays a key role in transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Injuries to the spinal cord can lead to various degrees of impairment, ranging from mild to severe.

Common types of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: This occurs when the spinal cord is partially damaged, and some communication between the brain and the body is still possible. Individuals with incomplete injuries may retain some degree of function and sensation below the injury site.
  • Complete Spinal Cord Injury: In a complete injury, the spinal cord is fully severed or damaged, leading to a total loss of sensation and motor function below the injury level. Complete injuries often result in paralysis.
  • Quadriplegia (Tetraplegia): This type of injury affects the cervical (neck) region of the spinal cord and results in paralysis of all four limbs. It may also impact the torso and respiratory muscles, depending on the level of injury.
  • Paraplegia: Paraplegia occurs when the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral regions of the spinal cord are injured. This leads to paralysis of the lower half of the body, including the legs.
  • Triplegia: This term is used when three limbs are affected by paralysis. It can occur when there is an incomplete injury affecting three out of the four limbs.
  • Central Cord Syndrome: This type of injury usually results from damage to the center of the spinal cord. It often affects the arms more than the legs and can cause weakness or paralysis.
  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome: This is a rare type of injury where damage occurs on one side of the spinal cord. It leads to a combination of paralysis and loss of sensation on the affected side and loss of pain and temperature sensation on the opposite side.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Spine Injuries?

Spine injuries can be caused by any type of trauma or event that affects the back and neck. Some of the most common causes of spine injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Construction accidents

A spine injury can also be caused by an act of violence or a defective product, such as a faulty seatbelt or airbag. Regardless of the cause of your spine injury, if negligence played a role, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

What Are the Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries are often immediately apparent. However, this is not always the case. In some instances, symptoms of a spine injury may not appear for hours, days, or even weeks after the initial accident. This is why it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible following any type of accident, even if you do not think you are injured.

Some of the most common symptoms of a spine injury include:

  • Severe back pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of movement or paralysis
  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Impaired coordination or balance
  • Changes in sexual function
  • Exaggerated reflexes or spasms

Spine injuries can also lead to serious secondary health problems, such as infections, blood clots, and more. If you suspect that you have suffered a spine injury, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

What Types of Compensation Are Available in a Spine Injury Case?

Spine injuries can lead to a lifetime of ongoing medical treatment and care, as well as permanent disabilities and impairments. For these reasons, they often result in significant economic and non-economic damages. In a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for both of these types of damages.

Economic damages in a spine injury case may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Prescription medication costs
  • Home accessibility modifications
  • Medical equipment, such as a wheelchair
  • Caregiving services

Non-economic damages in a spine injury case may include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Permanent disability

Calculating non-economic damages can be difficult, as there is no set dollar amount for your pain and suffering. However, with the help of an experienced spine injury lawyer in Oklahoma City, you can fight for the fair recovery you are owed.

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At Martin Jean & Jackson, we understand the tremendous impact that a spine injury can have on your life. That is why we are committed to providing compassionate, personalized legal services. Our Oklahoma City spine injury lawyers will fight tirelessly for you, both in and out of the courtroom.

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